The Unbelievable (But True) Story Of A Man Who Cheated Death 7 Times And Then Got Filthy Rich

Nicole Conlan
Just when you think it can't get any worse, it does.

We've all had "one of those days," but Frane Selak, a music teacher from Croatia, has had one of those lives. He was in a train accident which almost drowned him in an icy river, scalded by flames from his car, and thrown out of an airplane. This guy can't catch a break!

But it all depends on how you look at it. This is a story of a man who was involved in a series of extreme accidents, but it's also the story of a man who escaped from these major accidents unscathed. With a life like Selak's you have to take a glass-half-full approach.

And if you need further proof that the unluckiest man alive is actually the luckiest: he won the lottery in 2003. Glass half full, indeed.